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Dr. Katharine Mullen

Research Interests

  • Computational physics
  • Optimization
  • Statistical computing

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Figure 1(left): Simulated Au nanoparticle with core/shell structure;
Figure 2 (right): Atomic pair distribution function associated with ensemble of simulated Au nanoparticles.

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Figure 3 (left): Simulated Si X-ray powder diffraction line-profile;
Figure 4 (right): Fit of X-ray reflectivity model to measured data. 


Computational Physicist
Ceramics Division
Structure Determination  Methods Group

Employment History:

2009-present, Computational physicist, Ceramics Division, NIST
2008-2009, Postdoctoral researcher, Statistical Engineering Division, NIST


B.A, Computer Science, Bard College, NY, 2003
Ph.D., Computational Physics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2008


Phone: 301-975-6890
Fax: 301-975-5334